A Beautiful Response to Homophobia: The Pansy Project

“The next time you see a flower growing by the curb, consider this: Paul Harfleet has planted 10,000 flowers in different cities around the world, but not because he’s just into random urban beautification. Each bloom marks a homophobic attack.”

READ MORE HERE http://jezebel.com/a-beautiful-response-to-homophobia-the-pansy-project-473678425


How Parents Talk To Children About Consent

How Parents Talk To Children About Consent

Worth the listen. Click the link to hear the podcast.

“Many parents agonize over the dreaded sex talk. Recent rape cases in Steubenville, Ohio, India and Nova Scotia have garnered international attention and spurred conversations about how parents should talk to their children about sexual assault and the meaning of consent.”

“My utopia – I …

“My utopia – I live in Anchorage so we see a lot of glassy-eyed utopian seekers coming once the snow melts and that will be coming soon. But for us up here, there’s nothing like the darkness of winter to encourage you to seek the utopia. And for many up here, it’s Hawaii, of course, and there are many pilgrimages. But also living up in Alaska, politically, a lot of us progressives seek political utopia and so for me, where I grew up in San Francisco is that. And then also, culturally utopias like TALK OF THE NATION is a place that a lot of us find on a daily basis.”

‘American Utopias’: From Disney World To Zuccotti Park

Definitely worth a listen.
From Talk of the Nation- NPR.

We need to talk…

“We need to talk about Gosnell — even though the charges against him are worse than nightmarish, even though the story is ammunition for antis, even though it’s Friday afternoon and we’d rather be giggling over puppy photos — because this is what happens when it’s next-to-impossible for women in low-income areas to get a legal abortion.”


21 Tips to Keep Your Shit Together When You’re Depressed.

21 Tips to Keep Your Shit Together When You’re Depressed.

“15) Let go or be dragged. This is an old Buddhist saying. It’s a very useful way to frame aspects of depression. Betrayal, anger, fear… letting go is a process – often a painful and difficult process – but it’s ultimately going to show you the path out of this terrible place. Repeating the mantra can help when you’re feeling gripped by these feelings.”

Purity Culture Is Rape Culture

Purity Culture Is Rape Culture

Indian women offer prayers for a gang rape victim at Mahatma Gandhi memorial in New Delhi.


“A culture in which women are expected to remain virgins until marriage is a rape culture. In that vision, women’s bodies are for use primarily for procreation or male pleasure.”

Adoptive Dad Dreamed A Dream That Brought Him A Son

Adoptive Dad Dreamed A Dream That Brought Him A Son

This had me weeping on my way to work this morning.
Do not listen to this if you a) stand against gay marriage or b) are a grinch.